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On this Saturday morning the Lord has reminded me afresh of his holiness. I must say that Leviticus gets a bad rap. At least in common usage, it might be designated as the least helpful book in the Bible. Yet in these three chapters that I read this morning, I have tasted the sweetness of God’s word.
During this season of my life, I have experienced repeated times of aloneness with the Lord in the wee hours of the morning. It is not that I have set my alarm clock for these times. It is as if the Lord has awakened me for such meetings. Often I awaken with an individual or an issue on my mind that drives me to times of prayer.
This morning the meeting with the Lord was set for about 2:30. On the Lord’s agenda was a summons that I serve him and those in my circles through priestly intercession.
Two horrific episodes in the history of the American South bracket the story of Selma the movie. Within minutes of the opening, little girls at church in Birmingham are massacred by a bomb left in the church building which housed a black congregation. By the end of the movie, we witness the brutal beating of peaceful marchers by government forces.
In between these racist acts of violence, we witness the personal and organizational push to be able to exercise the right to vote. The organizational push is led by Martin Luther King, Jr.